What are Phoenix Pianos?
Phoenix Pianos are the product of a British piano manufacturing company arising from cooperation between Steingraeber Klavierfabrik of Bayreuth and its appointed UK distributor/dealer, Hurstwood Farm Piano Studios of Sevenoaks.
Hurstwood Farm Piano Studios owns Phoenix Piano Systems Ltd, incorporated in 2010 to apply modern acoustic technology and other state-of-the-art science to piano design.
Commercially established developments include:
(a) Lightweight climate resistant carbon fibre, and Kevlar soundboards,
(b) Improved energy transfer from the strings to the soundboard by novel bridge design
(c) Application of 3D printing to piano action and other piano small part manufacture, and
(d) Ultra high power computer stress and acoustic analysis of a complete grand piano
Projects currently under study include:
(a) A high acoustic performance miniature upright piano
(b) A water-resistant keyboard able to operate normally in extreme climate conditions or after long periods of minimal use.
(c) “Carbiano”, a lightweight grand piano made almost entirely from carbon fibre.
(d) “The bridgeless piano” – an alternative configuration of piano strings and soundboard.
For the future there are concepts in place, but not yet investigated for:
(a) A piano that never needs tuning
(b) A foot pedal to vary hardness and elasticity of the hammers
This German/British cooperation enables “Phoenix” pianos to be manufactured in Great Britain using acoustic body design and supply from Bayreuth, and also for “Steingraeber- Phoenix” pianos to be manufactured in Germany using new technology parts designed and supplied from Sevenoaks.
Both brands are identified by the characteristic Phoenix logo with three dolphins in its tail, which is the centuries old family crest of Richard Dain, the CEO of Phoenix Piano Systems.
The Queen selected a Phoenix piano to entertain guests at her reception for Foreign Royalty and Heads of State for the wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.
Phoenix Pianos exclusively equip London’s newest and most prestigious Fairfield Phoenix Hall
Opening soon, Phoenix Pianos have been chosen for the new Fairfield Phoenix Music Academy in Croydon.
A Phoenix piano was awarded premium 2008 “Bayerische Staatspreis” for all the arts.
Patented bridge technology creates up to twice the sustain length of a standard piano, and exceptional power across the entire register.
Exceptional keyboard and action feedback allows the average pianist the ability to play to an undreamt of standard.
Carbon Fibre soundboard and action are resistant to changes of humidity and temperature, even to extremes.
All pianos are finished to a client’s exact specification, from the choice of strings, down to the cabinet finish.
The Phoenix adjustable hitch pin allows the technician to precisely set the downbearing across the piano. Another advancement in piano technology from Phoenix. @ Phoenix Pianos HQ https://t.co/L25r5tf1pY
We all need some joy at the moment. Please take just one minute to marvel at the incredible @OliverRPoole as he finishes off Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue in style. This will definitely put a smile on your face 😃 @… https://t.co/2rUdLXhbG4
The Phoenix D3D hammer. Whilst others stand still, we continue to innovate. The world’s first bushing-free action parts, 3D printed using a self lubricating material that is climate resistant. We believe it’s… https://t.co/mGjCoe99zn
Our carbon fibre treble bridge caps are virtually indestructible, giving it an almost endless lifespan. It is also much harder than even the hardest woods, giving excellent sound transfer to the soundboard. The… https://t.co/4dDI5QZ44g
Our carbon fibre soundboards are humidity and temperature resistant, ideal for extreme climates where a traditional wooden board could be easily be damaged. 📷 julescarrphotography @ Phoenix Pianos HQ https://t.co/NisjZtH2Ez
The Phoenix D3D hammer action. The world’s most technologically advanced action parts - made with a self lubricating material with no bushings. Game changer. #3dprinted @ Phoenix Pianos HQ https://t.co/4HPTBBd380
WE HAVE EXTENDED OUR SALE! Follow the link in our bio to find some amazing pianos at incredible prices! ✨ https://t.co/vrr61RBUz3
We were delighted to sponsor the Bexley Young Musician of the Year Competition 2020 by providing a Model 170 for the final last Saturday night. It was an incredible night of young talent, with some remarkable… https://t.co/MQ3t3n5FyS
When a giant koi carp is wrongly delivered to the put showrooms and no one knows why 🤯🤪🤣 @ Phoenix HQ https://t.co/9YzAQw6baB
Some general maintenance on our D3D 3D printed action at croydonfairfield today. @ Fairfield Halls https://t.co/HvetGLuZ6v
We are delighted to be working with Wolfgang Schäffler from the steingraeberpianos factory this week at croydonfairfield! @ Fairfield Halls https://t.co/yvEn00zw0X
The Phoenix Carbon Fibre Bridge. Another step forward in piano technology... @ Phoenix Pianos HQ https://t.co/xaexrS9Am1
Not a bad view from our piano showroom today at Phoenix HQ 😍 @ Phoenix Pianos HQ https://t.co/aADISWGX3c
🟥🟧🟨🟩🟦🟪🟫 Bright colours surrounding the Phoenix Model 130 at croydonfairfield for the Musical Balloon Band today! @ Fairfield Halls https://t.co/dZLs1Dhgb5
19 DAYS LEFT! Your chance to own one of the world’s finest pianos, at an incredible sale price! Don’t miss out. Follow the link in our bio for more information. @ Phoenix Pianos HQ https://t.co/NyPm6QkKyK
NEWS: PHOENIX PIANO ACADEMY ARRIVES IN SOUTH LONDON
FAIRFIELD HALLS’ FLAGSHIP PIANO ACADEMY OPENS TO NEW STUDENTS IN APRIL 2020.
The Phoenix Piano Academy will launch at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls, a… https://t.co/AZtvORuAXy
SALE: Phoenix 212 Grand, NEW – £51,950 ex VAT (Full price £57,000 ex VAT)
“JEWEL in the CROWN”
Sometimes, perhaps once in several hundred instruments, a piano is built that turns out to be an exceptionally… https://t.co/YbNhxrjTRj
SOLD! This stunning Steingraeber 122T now has a very happy new owner. Our Special Sale is still on, so follow the link in our bio and find your dream piano at an amazing price! But hurry, the sale ends February… https://t.co/phd3sGnsWo
SOLD! This stunning Steingraeber 122T now has a very happy new owner. Our Special Sale is still on, so follow the link in our bio and find your dream piano at an amazing price! But hurry, the sale ends February… https://t.co/phd3sGF3NW
Steingraeber-Phoenix 130 Upright, used but like new – £21,500 ex VAT (Full price £25,000 ex VAT)
Offered in like-new condition, this Steingraeber-Phoenix Model 130 is an opportunity to own an… https://t.co/oREylfTUSe
The Phoenix Sale is now on! This is your chance to own one of our pianos (and a selection of other makes), at an incredible price. These low prices won’t last forever though, the sale must end on February 15th! Link… https://t.co/XUJBipVHIi
The Phoenix Sale is now on! This is your chance to own one of our pianos (and a selection of other makes), at an incredible price. These low prices won’t last forever though, the sale must end on February 15th! Link… https://t.co/rU073zISxf
Our logo, which was redesigned in 2015, is of the mythical firebird with a tail of fire intertwined with dolphins. This is actually inspired by the Dain family crest (our founder is Richard Dain), bestowed to the… https://t.co/bjryvTmgSk
The Phoenix January Sale. Your chance to own one of the world’s most technologically advanced pianos at an incredible price. @ Phoenix Pianos HQ https://t.co/PdLR86oMMX
As Richard Dain enters a new decade, the 11th he has lived in, his ideas just keep coming. Truly British innovation at its finest. @ Phoenix Pianos HQ https://t.co/mfYEMevz3K
These two beauties are tuned and ready for a very special visitor this afternoon... @ Fairfield Halls https://t.co/a9CbqsqVgU
Phoenix has been at the forefront on piano technology for the past decade.
2019 has brought the world’s first 3D printed action and the world’s first carbon fibre bridges.
2020 will bring even bigger… https://t.co/GmCJuVKuZq
SALE: We are delighted to be offering this used Steingraeber-Phoenix Model 130 at Phoenix HQ. It’s previous owner (who ordered it new from us in 2017) has had to move to another country and was unable to take it… https://t.co/X99rreguWq
The Phoenix Carbiano is the world’s first carbon fibre piano. With no iron frame, it weight just a a third of a traditional baby grand. Find out more on our website. Link in bio. @ Phoenix Pianos HQ https://t.co/g102KuknJj
The Phoenix Carbiano is the world’s first carbon fibre piano - with no iron frame in sight, it weighs just 1/a third traditional baby grand. Find out more on our website. Link in bio. @ Phoenix Pianos HQ https://t.co/As1gJtYoav